Nanticoke Nectar | RAR Brewing (Realerevival)

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3.97/5
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Brewed by:
RAR Brewing (Realerevival)
Maryland, United States
rarbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thegerm87 on 12-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,694
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
302
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Photo of woodychandler
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What a week it has been for The CANQuest (tm)! I have been opening & reviewing CAN after CAN, but the majority have not been AIPAs & my self-avowed/self-described hophead self is really starting to jones. Man, gimme dem hops & quit messing around! My thanks to my local, in-person trader, tone77, for hooking me up with this one.

From the CAN: "Proudly brewed on the shores of the Choptank River in Cambridge[,] Maryland"; "Saving the Bay One Beer at a Time"; "Groove City Est 2013".

The Crack! was nice & loud, but since previous reviews had mentioned haziness/cloudiness, I employed a gentle Glug to see what I could achieve. It was to no avail as there was a haziness that began the moment it left the CAN. An in-glass swirl raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with limited retention. Color was a hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had a sharp hoppiness, citrusy, but not precisely grapefruit, along with a pine tarriness. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was kind of muted, especially given the style and the nose. It was biscuit malt-forward, underlain by earthy hops with a lemony citrusiness. It really put me in mind of an EIPA vice an AIPA, although pretty big in its ABV. Finish was dry, but more earthy than bitter. This was a strange one and I am not sure that it would be worth revisiting.

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Photo of ThomasCleary
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

A fantastic IPA that can stand alone or work well with pub fare.
Appearance - a little cloudy, with a dark straw color
Smell- more malty than the taste would lead you to believe
Taste- piney and citrusy, one of the best IPA 's I have had. Hoppy, hoppy hoppy in a great way.
Overall- I am glad it is brewed so close to me.

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Photo of I_eat_beer
4.76/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

At a shade over 7%, this baby drinks like a 10%-er. The extra bitterness gives away the fact that it is not. However, the resinous nose and palate are reminiscent of mightier offerings, such as Gubna and Enjoy By. If you're looking for similar notes, without the commitment, I can highly recommend.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shreead
3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boxerjay
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/06/16 on the bottom of the 12 oz can

Pours hazed lighter amber, moderate tiny bubble head, going to a film, thin collar and delicate low sheeting and spotty lacing.

Ripe fruit and resiny hops on the nose

More resin infused hop notes on the palate...some ripe citric notes coming forward...limes and tea notes also noted. Dry IPA ...better then decent complexity...worth a try

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BBQWhisperer
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pale orange body with a one finger thick head that rapidly shrinks down to a thinner but long lasting head. Nice lacing.

S - Sharp citrus and sweet biscuity malt. More bitter grapefruit smell than orange or tropical fruits like mango. Very Cascade-y but with some more kick.

T - Well balanced! The British malt adds character and this beer has a distinct, rich breadiness that somehow does not clash with the bitter and bright hops. At first taste this is straight grapefruit and citrus rind but then you get the toasty bread of the malt and finally medium bitterness at the end.

F - Not an overly dry IPA. Smooth and maybe even a little slick. Medium carbonation.

O - Picked this up at the brewery hoping they would have Hyde or Pulp in their 32oz. oil cans but this was a wonderful consolation prize. Well rounded beer that tops other local flagships like Snake Dog and Lot 3.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into nonic pint canned on 12/16 by "a dirty Jedi" according to the can which is quite amusing

A: dirty off white head looked creamy dissolves on the beer until it is just a film big caramel body with a good bit of haze but that might be because it is so cold

S: wet grass, cantaloupe, a little lemon and some dough malt

T: very clean nice citra hops on the tongue grass lemon nice cantaloupe melon flavor with a decent breadiness

M: very wet on the tongue like juicy but not quite has a very clean smooth mouthfeel a touch lower on the carbonation then you would expect

O: vey nice citra beer lots of nice juicy cantaloupe and honeydew flavors. The beer is quite good if you like citra beers you will enjoy this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nanticoke Nectar from RAR Brewing (Realerevival)
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 302 ratings